The Mitchell Institute brings together leading health and education policy experts.
My vision for the Mitchell Institute is to connect the research and policy worlds by providing the analysis and skills to effectively use evidence to shape health and education policy - with a strong commitment to equity, fairness, and impact on those with less power.
The appointment of a director for both the education and health policy aspects of the Institute - reflects the growing recognition of the inter-relationship between education and health, which necessitates a more comprehensive approach and coordinated action across sectors. Health is one of the core outcomes of good quality education and vice versa: health is equally fundamental to education. Healthy and happy learners learn better, while poor health can have a detrimental effect on school attendance and academic performance.
- Professor Maximilian de Courten